10th December 2019 | Posted by: Daniel Birkett | Market Analysis

Gas Power
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Gas prices decreased on Monday morning as overall fundamentals were bearish, with healthy supply levels, an expected flurry of LNG deliveries and a forecast of moderate temperatures. However, the system fell short later in the day and near-curve prices ended the session flat as a result. Power prices decreased, following falling gas prices and weak fundamentals. Moderate temperatures, healthy wind levels and lower feedstock prices helped to pressure down contracts across the curve.
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Gas prices display further losses this morning, tracking overall energy markets. Temperatures remain above the seasonal norm, while strong wind levels have reduced gas-fired power demand. The busy LNG schedule has also added to the bearish sentiment. Markets are unchanged this morning and power prices continue to weaken, mirroring movement on the gas-curve. A drop in feedstock prices has resulted in increased selling interest on power markets, while a mild weather forecast should reduce demand in the UK.

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Brent Summary

Brent 1st-nearby prices are stable-to-bullish this morning with little to pressure down prices following news of further production cuts in Saudi Arabia; Brent currently trades around $64.3/b.

1-year forward prices

Market close data has revealed that the 1-year forward price for both commercial gas & commercial electricity decreased – closing at 38.97ppt and £45.63/MWh, respectively.

Today’s prices can also be found in an easy to read table on our ‘current UK energy price' page.

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energy price graph - 10-12-2019

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